Roll-off unit Cradle Feeder

The cradle feeder enables tension-free feeding of flexible, stretchy textiles. At the heart of the feeder is a cradle consisting of rollers and conveyor belts that feed material from the roll onto the cutting area. A dancer bar continually registers fluctuations in web tension. If needed, the cradle feeder regulates the drive speed, thereby ensuring completely tension-free material advancing. Integrated edge control guarantees precise alignment of the material edges. Whenever the sensor detects an irregularity, the feeder automatically adjusts the horizontal alignment of the cradle. Because no shaft is used to hold the roll in place, the core need not meet specific requirements. Even rolls with crimped, broken or missing cores can be processed. A rapid-rewind feature can be employed after processing to rewind material, creating tightly wound rolls ready for later use.

Advantages at a glance

  • Tension-free feeding of flexible, stretchy textiles
  • Automatic edge control guarantees feeding accuracy
  • Fast, easy roll change for maximum versatility
  • Reliably handles rolls with crimped, broken or missing cores
  • Rapid-rewind feature returns material to starting position after processing
  • Simple controls with user-friendly touch panel
  • Additional roll-off unit with shaft can be mounted on feeder as option
  • Fully supported in Zünd Cut Center - ZCC

Details

  • Roll weight: max. 100 kg / 220 lbs
  • Roll diameter: max. 400 mm / 15.75 in
  • Available in widths L, XL, 3XL
  • Mounted directly to the cutter or cutter extension
  • Suitable for inward/outward wound rolls
  • Compatible with G3, S3, D3.